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By Visintini Family Dental
September 04, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Wearing Invisalign is an excellent option for older teenagers and adults. This brace type is discreet, no wires and brackets necessary. Drs. invisalignMerryl and Frank Visintini can help you!

More About Invisalign :

Invisalign gently move teeth into their proper position. Your Bay Ridge, Brooklyn dentist orders a series of custom aligner trays. You don't even need to visit your doctor periodically, just exchange the braces every two to three weeks yourself. You'll need to wear the clear aligners 20 to 22 hours per day.

You can take them off when brushing and flossing your teeth, and to also clean the aligners themselves. You can take your braces off during special events, like weddings, job interviews, or any other casual party, but that's unnecessary since no one can see them.

Advantages of Invisalign :

There are several advantages to wearing Invisalign:

  • Invisalign braces are transparent, so no one will notice unless you share that information
  • They don't alter or inhibit speech like wired braces
  • Invisalign is removable, which makes cleaning them easy
  • Your food choices are not limited, so you can enjoy eating apples, or sticky food, like taffy
  • Trays fit snugly over teeth, which makes them comfortable


There are basic steps to maintain proper oral hygiene, here are some of them:

  • Remove braces while eating, as well as maintaining a healthy oral regimen.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once before bed to remove plaque and food debris.
  • Use fluoride-containing products, like mouthwash and toothpaste to protect your teeth.
  • Visit your doctor for a biannual cleaning to protect your dental health.

If you are interested in knowing whether or not you're a candidate for Invisalign, then call Drs. Merryl and Frank Visintini, your Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, dentists at (718) 748-1710.

By Visintini Family Dental
July 12, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Braces  

BracesWant a straighter smile? Find out how you can get the results you want.

No matter whether you are a child, teen, or adult, it’s never too late to get the smile you want thanks to braces. Hate that crooked front tooth? Want to close gaps between teeth or treat overcrowding? Don’t worry; our Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, dentists, Drs. Frank and Merryl Visintini, have several orthodontic options to cater to all of our patients.

Traditional Braces

These are the braces that you most likely imagine when you think about orthodontic treatment. Of course, don’t be fooled; these modern-day brackets and wires have been given a makeover over the years. Now metal braces are thinner, sleeker, and smaller, making them less cumbersome and more comfortable.

Who should consider traditional braces: Anyone dealing with a crooked or misaligned smile. It’s an effective (and cost-effective) option for everyone from young children to adults. It’s also the most effective way to fix more complicated dental problems.

Ceramic Braces

If you are a teenager about to approach high school then you may be a little nervous about having to get braces. Our Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, general dentists completely understand this mentality. You want people to notice you and not your braces first. This is why we offer tooth-colored braces. While we will still bond brackets and wires onto the front of your teeth, they will match your teeth so they won’t be as obvious when you smile or talk.

Who should consider ceramic braces: Since these work exactly the same way as traditional braces it’s still a great option for just about anyone with an uneven smile. It’s important that you are dedicated to properly and thoroughly cleaning your braces after each meal to prevent visible discolorations from forming on tooth-colored brackets.

Clear Braces

There is also a completely clear, removable aligner option, which we know is popular among adults who want to fix gaps or crowding later in life. While most people know of Invisalign, there are quite a few clear orthodontic treatments out there that offer a discreet, comfortable, and convenient way to get the smile you want.

Who should consider clear braces: These removable aligners are great for older teens and adults who have minor to moderate misalignments such as crowding, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. Children and young teens aren’t good candidates for clear removable braces because their teeth have not finished growing.

Are you ready to sit down with us in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, and chat about which orthodontic treatment will give you the smile you’ve always wanted? If so, then call Visintini Dental today to schedule your free consultation.

By Visintini Family Dental
April 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Braces   Orthodontics  

More and more adults are getting braces to improve their smiles. You could too!braces

Sure, if you have misaligned teeth this may be a telltale sign that you could benefit from braces. Of course, even teeth that are seemingly straight may still benefit from orthodontic treatment. Whether your child’s teeth have just started to come in or you are considering braces as an adult, let our Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, dentist Dr. Frank Visintini help you decide whether this treatment is right for you.

Are you dealing with any of these issues?

  • Crooked or twisted teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Crowding
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

If you said yes then you could be an ideal candidate for orthodontic treatment. Sure, the idea of getting braces as an older teen or adult might have you a bit nervous, but luckily you are living in a world in which modern dental technology rules! Our Bay Ridge, NY, general dentist offers many ways to get the smile results you want without having to wear those metal braces you remember from your childhood.

No matter if you are dealing with severe misalignments or only minor ones, we have the orthodontic treatment to meet your needs. Traditional braces are a great way to get the results you want if you are dealing with more complicated and complex tooth movements or jaw realignment. Of course, before you say “no”, the traditional braces you remember are no longer that clunky unsightly metal. Metal braces are much sleeker, thinner and less obtrusive. Plus, you can even choose to get tooth-colored brackets and wires, to ensure that your braces blend in with your teeth and are less obvious.

Of course, most people have also heard of Invisalign, the nearly invisible way to straighten your smile. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear aligners that are designed to gradually and safely shift teeth into the proper position. Invisalign is great for older teens and adults who are dedicated to wearing these aligners about 22 hours out of the day, and it can treat everything from minor to more serious dental misalignments.

Visintini Dental in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, is dedicated to making sure you get the orthodontic treatment you need to get the smile you’ve always wanted. It’s never too late to turn to braces to achieve that perfect smile. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with us.

By Visintini Family Dental
March 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Braces   Orthodontics   invisalign  

Do you want to fix your crooked smile? Then Invisalign might be the solution.invisalign

Tired of everyone noticing that gap between your front teeth? Want to feel confident in your smile but think you’re too old for braces? Think again! Our Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY family dentists, Drs. Frank and Merryl Visintini, are here to tell you more about Invisalign and how this clear orthodontic system may finally give you the results you want without the hassle of wearing traditional braces.

Are you looking for a subtle way to straighten your teeth?

If you said “yes” then you’ve come to the right place. Invisalign has been providing countless teens and adults with the opportunity to get straighter smiles without the need for embarrassing metal brackets and wires.

Instead of the traditional style of braces, Invisalign uses multiple clear, plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit over your upper and/or lower teeth. These aligners fit snug against your teeth to provide the amount of pressure and force needed to gradually shift teeth into their ideal alignment.

So, are you right for Invisalign?

If you are a teen or adult who is tired of having a crooked or misaligned smile but doesn’t want to wear awkward and bulky metal braces in order to do it, then our Bay Ride, Brooklyn dentists are here to tell you that Invisalign might just be the best approach for getting the results you want. Of course, there are some factors that play into whether or not Invisalign is the right treatment.

Your age: As we mentioned, both teens and adults can benefit from Invisalign as long as all of their permanent teeth have erupted included second molars. In younger teens, many of their second molars haven’t come in yet. Once all baby teeth have fallen out and permanent teeth have come in then Invisalign could be the right orthodontic treatment.

The dental issues: During your consultation, we will sit down with you to find out what it is you want to fix about your smile so that we can determine the best course of action. While Invisalign is great for treating everything from crowding, minor crookedness, and other malocclusions (“bad bites”), it won’t be able to handle all of the same problems traditional braces can. If complicated tooth movements or jaw issues present, then Invisalign might not be the best approach.

Your dedication: It’s also important to consider just how committed you are to your treatment. Since aligners are removable it can certainly be tempting to leave them out all day while going to school or work but it’s important that you wear your aligners as much as possible. If you think you’ll be too tempted to take them off then you may want to consider a more traditional orthodontic option.

If you are ready to find out if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign then it’s time you turned to the dental experts at Visintini Dental in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY. We are here to help you determine the best treatment option to give you your dream smile.

By Visintini Family Dental
January 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Braces   Orthodontics   invisalign  

No, you don’t have to wear metal braces in order to get the results you want.invisalign

We know that most teens and adults loathe the idea of needing braces, but sometimes it’s necessary not just for the appearance but also the health of your smile. If you or your teenager is contemplating orthodontic treatment to finally get that straighter smile may our Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, dentists, Dr. Frank Visintini and Dr. Merryl Visintini, suggest Invisalign?

Instead of bonding metal brackets and wires to the front of your teeth to move and shift your teeth into the proper position, we will provide you with a set of custom-made clear plastic aligners. These aligners look similar to a mouthguard and are made from high-quality plastic that is completely clear, which means that when you are wearing these aligners people won’t be so quick to notice.

So, how do you get aligners that are able to know exactly how to move your smile around to get the results you want? Easy! When you come in for your consultation not only will we examine your smile to make sure that your goals align with what Invisalign can offer you, but also we will start the treatment and planning process.

During the treatment and planning phase, our Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Invisalign dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which our special computer software will turn into 3D images. From there, we can tell the computer exactly what teeth need to move and how much throughout the course of your treatment until you get the final results. This information is then sent to an Invisalign lab to help them create your very own unique set of aligners.

Every aligner is custom-made and will shift teeth a predetermined amount. Of course, it’s important that you wear your aligners as much as possible everyday (it’s recommended that you wear these aligners about 22 hours out of the day, only removing them for eating, drinking, brushing or flossing). Each aligner will be worn for about 2 weeks before being replaced with the next aligner in your treatment plan. As you get further into the Invisalign process you’ll start to see your new smile take shape.

Are you interested in finding out if your smile could benefit from this invisible aligner system? If so, call Visintini Dental in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, today to schedule your free consultation. A straighter smile can easily be yours.

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